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Astronomy – Galaxies

Galaxy Picture Album 

I love long distance astronomy – the massive numbers that not only boggle the mind, but also take us back in time to when the universe was a few billion years younger.  The pink link at the top will take you to dozens of pictures of galaxies, many of them extraordinary, taken by God’s gift to Astronomers – The Hubble Space Telescope. (Thank God they got that repair mission in a month ago.  If that decision was Obama’s, the trip doesn’t happen).

Below is a picture of the Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300, 70 million light years away, roughly 100,000 light years across.  Hubble came up with this composite picture in 2005.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: P. Knezek (WIYN)

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